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Visual Arts

Gain artistic experience through networks, production, studio work and exhibitions. And develop critical workplace skills like communication, independence and lateral thinking.

Why ECU?

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    ECU top in WA for Creative Arts

    In 2020, ECU was ranked the top university in Western Australia in the Creative Arts discipline for undergraduate teaching quality, overall educational experience, learner engagement, skills development and student support.

    QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

Courses

Study world ready

Turn your passion into your career. Choose a major in Fashion or Photomedia. Or you might prefer drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture as part of a Visual Arts major.

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Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

Download a guide

If you prefer paper over pixels, please download one of our guides.

Domestic Students

International Students

Become World Ready

Experience Visual Arts at ECU.

Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

Explore your options

  • An amazing community of artists

Student stories

Claire Martin

Claire Martin

ECU Photomedia graduate

"ECU's Photomedia course was the best course on offer"

It wasn't like it was close to where I lived, or that I knew anyone studying here... I just looked, and ECU offered the best course for what I wanted.

I started out studying Social Work. I was always interested in social and environmental issues, which inform my work. The environment and social justice were my interests – but communications and photomedia – these were the tools.

My lecturers encouraged me to participate in Foto Freo, a festival that focused on photojournalism. I got some practical experience interning with the festival, and that really was the catalyst for me becoming passionate about documentary style work.